Alexander W. Brockwehl, '11
Double Major: Political Science and Spanish
Dean’s List: 2009-2010
Departmental honors in Spanish
ALBERT C. INGHAM (1847) PRIZE (2011) - Awarded to the student in social sciences judged to have done the most outstanding piece of scholarly work
ROTARY FOUNDATION ENDOWED PRIZE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY (2011) - To the senior who shows the greatest promise and interest in an area of international relations
President (2010-2011), Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Honor Society for Political Science)
Mentor: Peer Assistants for Learning Program (PALs)
Title of Spanish Honors Project: "La formulación de una identidad mexicana fronteriza en La frontera de cristal: Un proceso de reconciliación."
Political Science senior thesis tile: "Toward Democratic "No-Rule": A Conceptual Response to Contemporary Challenges to Political Freedom."
Statement: "The Spanish program at Union has provided me with many formative and rewarding experiences. Interning at the offices of Atención a Migrantes y Grupos Especiales while studying abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico (2009) was an incredible opportunity to not only improve my Spanish but also to become more aware of the social, political, and economic implications of immigration to the United States through participating directly in the process of developing a new temporary labor program in Colorado. My experiences abroad and at Union have developed in me a love for the Spanish language and an interest in Latin American culture and politics, both of which will serve me well in researching and writing about U.S. policy toward Latin America while interning for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs this summer (2010)."
He has been selected as a Minerva Fellow for 2011-2012. He will be going to Estero del Plátano, Ecuador. While there, he will be teaching, overseeing a scholarship program, working on sustainability initiatives, and administering micro loans to local start-up businesses.